A Possible Iranian Attack on an Israeli Ship Suggests a Widening of Tensions

MIN READMar 26, 2021 | 20:29 GMT

The Israeli-owned Helios Ray cargo ship is seen docked at a Dubai cruise terminal.

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The recent uptick in maritime attacks between Israel and Iran risks triggering a broader escalation that leads to more attacks on Israeli commercial interests. Israel’s Channel 12 News reported on March 25 that an Iranian missile hit an Israeli-owned container ship in the Arabian Sea while it was traveling from Tanzania to India. The television station did not provide further details, but subsequent reporting suggested that the Israeli-owned Lori cargo ship was targeted. Shipping transponder data from the Lori, which has since arrived in a port in India, also showed a sharp, sudden deceleration in the Arabian Sea before resuming normal speed. ...

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